Welcome to NZDF

The New Zealand Defence Force comprises of just over 14,000 people. This includes around 8,900 Regular Force, 2,200 Reserve Force, and 2,900 civil staff members across the armed services of Navy, Army and Air Force.


Latest News 

NZ Army Rugby League Team

29 August 2014

The NZ Army are the repeat champions for InterServices Rugby League. Army defeated Navy 30-12 and beat Air 36-6.

Media Releases

This section offers the latest Defence Force news. We regularly issue statements and background information to the media.

Personnel archives.

Personnel Records at NZDF Archives

This section provides information about how to apply for military service records from NZDF Archives, what to expect from the files and where to go for further information.

Deployment map.

Overseas Deployments

There are currently 193 NZDF personnel deployed on nine operations and UN missions across ten countries.